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Swizz Beatz and Timbaland caused the earth to tilt on its axis when the super-producing icons created the Verzuz battles that have been nothing short of blockbuster ratings gold since its inception. But the husband of fellow music luminary Alicia Keys wants to take the cultural phenomenon to another level. This is quite a statement…

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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre

Former Interscope Records boss and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has sold the rights to his back catalog of production royalties to the United Kingdom music publishing company, Hipgnosis. Iovine’s extensive catalog includes works with greats like 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eminem, U2, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. Results of the deal were not…

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St. Louis rapper and entrepreneur Nelly has been the subject of some lightweight criticism on “Dancing With The Stars,” but who hasn’t? Critics critique right? Right. The hard conversations haven’t stopped the St. Lunatics frontman from doing his very best on the show and based on his most recent performance, that sticktoitiveness has landed him…

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The Notorious B.I.G.‘s plastic crown has sold for $594,750 at auction. The novelty accessory was worn by the late hip-hop legend in his iconic photo shoot with Barron Claiborne, just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. The crown went under the hammer at Sotheby’s hip-hop memorabilia auction in…

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The iconic African American director John Singleton has died. He was a trailblazer in film, who created content for the community that challenged, educated and entertained. He was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for best director. Known for his one-of-a-kind style, the 51-year-old filmmaker suffered a major stroke on April 17, 2019.…

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Name: Lee Adrian Industry: Music City: Houston Genre: Rap Favorite Artist: Tupac Describe who Lee Adrian is in five words. Driven, unapologetic, God-fearing, hungry and patient. Being an artist from the heart of Houston, who now lives in Atlanta, describe your sound.  [My sound] is something that I feel all ears can adapt to. It has authenticity, and…

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Rolling out interviewed Kevin Rhames. His production group was Live Squad. He was a producer for the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Kevin talks about his experience with him. How long have you been producing? I have been producing for over 20 years. Working with signed and unsigned artists. How did you and Tupac meet? Tupac…

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Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University. The late hip hop legend’s possessions (including a bullet-dented gold medallion he was wearing when he was shot five times in 1994) will be displayed at the school’s campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. As reported by Billboard, the collection is made…

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Kanye West DOB: June 8, 1977 Kanye West has been under fire recently for referring to slavery as a “choice” on TMZ and posting multiple cryptic tweets endorsing President Donald Trump. Still, there’s no question regarding the producer-turned-rapper’s impact on the culture. After producing a number of hits for household names such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys,…

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Madonna has lost her legal battle to stop the sale of the letter Tupac sent her when they broke up. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that Madonna’s former friend Darlene Lutz would be able to sell personal items belonging to the singer because the statute of limitation to recover items had passed. In…

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Donald Glover thinks he’s the “new Tupac.” The 34-year-old star is one of a number of hip-hop acts who have compared themselves to the late rapper over the years, but Glover (whose stage name is Childish Gambino) believes that he and the late Tupac Shakur share a striking number of similarities. In a recent Esquire…

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